allthingslinguistic:

How do you rhyme in a sign language?

This video from Awti, an ASL storyteller, demonstrates how you could create rhymes using signs. According to his website, he’s hearing and was raised in a deaf family, so I’d think he’d have a pretty informed perspective on this question. 

I went into more detail about rhyme and rhythm in ASL on Lexicon Valley, including videos of an ASL interpreter rap battle as well as an example of a finger fumbler (the sign language equivalent of a tongue twister). And judging from the comments on the video, it looks like this may end up inspiring some people to create poetry or songs directly in ASL, without translation, which would be great.  

ORANGE CARAMEL(오렌지캬라멜) _ My Copycat(나처럼 해봐요)

volcanobakemeat:

hey if anyone knows anything about what pliers to get if you are making chainmail please let me know- my little brother is turning 18!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and I want to get him a pair for his birthday but I have no idea if I should get him two of the same or one bigger or which brands are good/bad things like that. I have no idea. I even asked COELASQUID (which I was nervous about because she can be very ornery about certain attitudes so I hope I didn’t irritate her I love her) because her dad is crazy good at making chainmail. That’s the ONLY person I know that has anything to do with chainmail!!

advice pleeeeease!

Hi, I saw your ask on Coelasquid’s page and thought maybe I could offer some advice!

To make chainmaille you need two pairs of pliers, and you typically want to have two pairs of the same pliers to give both of your hands an equal workout. Aside from that, one of the main things to think about when choosing the type of pliers to use is the material you’re going to be using, because that determines whether or not you should use pliers with teeth. I mostly use aluminum, anodized aluminum (which has a colored coating), brass, bronze, and copper. All these metals are fairly soft compared to the steel of the pliers, so I always use pliers without teeth and will sometimes even wrap the jaws of my pliers with tape if I’m worried about scratching things. If I’m working with steel I use pliers with teeth because I don’t have to worry about scratching the rings and because they help me grip the steel rings (which can be really hard to work with) better.

I bought two of these pliers sets from Harbor Freight and use the wide nose pliers for most things, though other pliers in the set come in handy. If you would like to check out a wider selection of pliers, The Ring Lord has a nice selection and really nice descriptions to help you choose which type of pliers you need for a project. (You might want to read their page regardless of if you want to buy anything from them because it’s really informative.) They also seem to sell the pliers that I use under the name “Wide Nose Plier with Ergonomic handle. Blue Buddha Boutique also has a wide selection of pliers to choose from, though their prices tend to run a little higher. If you wanted to buy pliers from them, I would buy some that were “flat nose”.

Aside from these places you could also go to your local hardware store and look for “wide nose”, “flat nose”, or “chain nose” pliers, preferably without teeth. If you can only find pliers with teeth you can wrap the jaws in duct tape or file/grind the teeth off.

You can also check out the Maille Artisans’ International League site for more information about pretty much anything chainmaille related.

TD;DR – I use two pairs of pretty cheap pliers for most things and I bought them as a part of this set from Harbor Freight. I would recommend reading about the different types of pliers on The Ring Lord’s site (where you can also buy pliers). You can also buy pliers from Blue Buddha Boutique or your local hardware store.

proteesiukkonen:


I Am a Bride

A short comic inspired by Finnish werewolf folklore in which it is many times the wedding couple and/or the entire wedding party that is bewitched to turn into wolves by a resentful guest or family member.


I only realized that the speaker was saying “I am a BRIDE” and not “I am a BIRDIE” at the very last text bubble. That changed the tone of the comic quite a bit and made it more confusing and surreal.
proteesiukkonen:


I Am a Bride

A short comic inspired by Finnish werewolf folklore in which it is many times the wedding couple and/or the entire wedding party that is bewitched to turn into wolves by a resentful guest or family member.


I only realized that the speaker was saying “I am a BRIDE” and not “I am a BIRDIE” at the very last text bubble. That changed the tone of the comic quite a bit and made it more confusing and surreal.
proteesiukkonen:


I Am a Bride

A short comic inspired by Finnish werewolf folklore in which it is many times the wedding couple and/or the entire wedding party that is bewitched to turn into wolves by a resentful guest or family member.


I only realized that the speaker was saying “I am a BRIDE” and not “I am a BIRDIE” at the very last text bubble. That changed the tone of the comic quite a bit and made it more confusing and surreal.

proteesiukkonen:

I Am a Bride

A short comic inspired by Finnish werewolf folklore in which it is many times the wedding couple and/or the entire wedding party that is bewitched to turn into wolves by a resentful guest or family member.

I only realized that the speaker was saying “I am a BRIDE” and not “I am a BIRDIE” at the very last text bubble. That changed the tone of the comic quite a bit and made it more confusing and surreal.

angelasongmueller:

korranation:

BOOK 4 OFFICIAL TRAILER!!!
It’s here! The epic, amazing, and tearbending trailer for the final Legend of Korra season has arrived. Check it out and reblog with your best reaction gif.

…and  BOOM GOES THE FANDOM!! 
angelasongmueller:

korranation:

BOOK 4 OFFICIAL TRAILER!!!
It’s here! The epic, amazing, and tearbending trailer for the final Legend of Korra season has arrived. Check it out and reblog with your best reaction gif.

…and  BOOM GOES THE FANDOM!! 
angelasongmueller:

korranation:

BOOK 4 OFFICIAL TRAILER!!!
It’s here! The epic, amazing, and tearbending trailer for the final Legend of Korra season has arrived. Check it out and reblog with your best reaction gif.

…and  BOOM GOES THE FANDOM!! 
angelasongmueller:

korranation:

BOOK 4 OFFICIAL TRAILER!!!
It’s here! The epic, amazing, and tearbending trailer for the final Legend of Korra season has arrived. Check it out and reblog with your best reaction gif.

…and  BOOM GOES THE FANDOM!! 
angelasongmueller:

korranation:

BOOK 4 OFFICIAL TRAILER!!!
It’s here! The epic, amazing, and tearbending trailer for the final Legend of Korra season has arrived. Check it out and reblog with your best reaction gif.

…and  BOOM GOES THE FANDOM!! 
angelasongmueller:

korranation:

BOOK 4 OFFICIAL TRAILER!!!
It’s here! The epic, amazing, and tearbending trailer for the final Legend of Korra season has arrived. Check it out and reblog with your best reaction gif.

…and  BOOM GOES THE FANDOM!! 
angelasongmueller:

korranation:

BOOK 4 OFFICIAL TRAILER!!!
It’s here! The epic, amazing, and tearbending trailer for the final Legend of Korra season has arrived. Check it out and reblog with your best reaction gif.

…and  BOOM GOES THE FANDOM!! 
angelasongmueller:

korranation:

BOOK 4 OFFICIAL TRAILER!!!
It’s here! The epic, amazing, and tearbending trailer for the final Legend of Korra season has arrived. Check it out and reblog with your best reaction gif.

…and  BOOM GOES THE FANDOM!! 
angelasongmueller:

korranation:

BOOK 4 OFFICIAL TRAILER!!!
It’s here! The epic, amazing, and tearbending trailer for the final Legend of Korra season has arrived. Check it out and reblog with your best reaction gif.

…and  BOOM GOES THE FANDOM!! 

angelasongmueller:

korranation:

BOOK 4 OFFICIAL TRAILER!!!

It’s here! The epic, amazing, and tearbending trailer for the final Legend of Korra season has arrived. Check it out and reblog with your best reaction gif.

…and  BOOM GOES THE FANDOM!! 

PencilCat’s 30 Days of Art Improvement Challenge - Day 11
Draw a BG with 2pt Perspective
So I discovered Manga Studio’s perspective rulers and played with them for a while before realizing that I had made three 1pt perspective rooms and no 2pt perspective ones. So the logical next step was to draw an ice cream truck, obviously. I drew the 2pt room earlier when I went to post something for day 11 and realized that I hadn’t actually carried out the prompt.
PencilCat’s 30 Days of Art Improvement Challenge - Day 11
Draw a BG with 2pt Perspective
So I discovered Manga Studio’s perspective rulers and played with them for a while before realizing that I had made three 1pt perspective rooms and no 2pt perspective ones. So the logical next step was to draw an ice cream truck, obviously. I drew the 2pt room earlier when I went to post something for day 11 and realized that I hadn’t actually carried out the prompt.
PencilCat’s 30 Days of Art Improvement Challenge - Day 11
Draw a BG with 2pt Perspective
So I discovered Manga Studio’s perspective rulers and played with them for a while before realizing that I had made three 1pt perspective rooms and no 2pt perspective ones. So the logical next step was to draw an ice cream truck, obviously. I drew the 2pt room earlier when I went to post something for day 11 and realized that I hadn’t actually carried out the prompt.

PencilCat’s 30 Days of Art Improvement Challenge - Day 11

Draw a BG with 2pt Perspective

So I discovered Manga Studio’s perspective rulers and played with them for a while before realizing that I had made three 1pt perspective rooms and no 2pt perspective ones. So the logical next step was to draw an ice cream truck, obviously. I drew the 2pt room earlier when I went to post something for day 11 and realized that I hadn’t actually carried out the prompt.

PencilCat’s 30 Days of Art Improvement Challenge - Day 10Draw a BG with 1pt Perspective. Negative points if it’s a railroad or an empty street.

This is a super fast/lazy sketch based on a room that The Secret Door took me to in 札幌市厚別区, 北海道.I have no idea where that is, but my best guess is somewhere in China?)

PencilCat’s 30 Days of Art Improvement Challenge - Day 9

Draw a landscape of a place you’ve never been or drawn.

This is based on a photo of tower karst—the Five Fingers Peak of Huangshizhai—in Wulingyuan, China. I think the piece would have been stronger if I pushed the values so there was more contrast, but I like the painterly, impressionistic effect I achieved. 

PencilCat’s 30 Days of Art Improvement Challenge - Day 8

Find 2-3 objects, make a scene with them. Draw it. Bonus points for creativity. Double points for dramatic lighting.

I didn’t post this last night because I finished it after I set Leechblock to block tumblr to encourage me to go to bed. While doing this I discovered that I am super rusty on horse proportions (despite the fact that what I was drawing was right in front of me!). I’m very thankful that Manga Studio has free transform tools—I would have had to redraw this a lot if it didn’t.

PencilCat’s 30 Days of Art Improvement Challenge - Day 7

Pick the weirdest object in your house/room. Draw it. Shadows and Highlights.

I did this when I was really tired and couldn’t decide what the weirdest object in the house was (and spent entirely too much time thinking about it!) so I gave up and painted the necklace I was wearing. It’s two clear anodized aluminum scales held together with a jump ring. When worn, it makes a nice jingly sound. =)

PencilCat’s 30 Days of Art Improvement Challenge - Day 6Let’s have some fun. Design a character from this character generator. (created by PreservedCucumbers)
I got this prompt:
Body Type: Short, MediumClothing: FormalHead Type: Cat-likeWeapon/Accessory: Crown
After looking at different cat breeds I decided to base the design on the Korat; because the breed originated in Thailand, I researched the formal version of their national costume and decided to have my character wear the Chut Thai Boromphiman. I didn’t work the crown into her design because I was tired and didn’t want to spend much time on this because I also had to do the prompt for day 7 because I skipped a day.

PencilCat’s 30 Days of Art Improvement Challenge - Day 6Let’s have some fun. Design a character from this character generator. (created by PreservedCucumbers)

I got this prompt:

Body Type: Short, Medium
Clothing: Formal
Head Type: Cat-like
Weapon/Accessory: Crown

After looking at different cat breeds I decided to base the design on the Korat; because the breed originated in Thailand, I researched the formal version of their national costume and decided to have my character wear the Chut Thai Boromphiman. I didn’t work the crown into her design because I was tired and didn’t want to spend much time on this because I also had to do the prompt for day 7 because I skipped a day.

PencilCat’s 30 Days of Art Improvement Challenge - Day 5
Draw more figures. Quick gestures and silhouettes. x20, with at least 10 different body shapes
90 second gestures from Posemaniacs and Pixelovely
PencilCat’s 30 Days of Art Improvement Challenge - Day 5
Draw more figures. Quick gestures and silhouettes. x20, with at least 10 different body shapes
90 second gestures from Posemaniacs and Pixelovely

PencilCat’s 30 Days of Art Improvement Challenge - Day 5

Draw more figures. Quick gestures and silhouettes. x20, with at least 10 different body shapes

90 second gestures from Posemaniacs and Pixelovely

psuedofolio:

Drawn Girl (tumblr cut)
psuedofolio:

Drawn Girl (tumblr cut)

psuedofolio:

Drawn Girl (tumblr cut)

shazzreplies:

unclewhisky:

onceuponariley:

uupiic:

mathi-mathi:

miss-mini-meal:

swagginmun:

terokytai:

terokytai:

victran:

zombie apocalypse roll call

Sam, a sword and lucky charms

still sam, a knife, and steak.
im p good

Mini, a sword annnd a lifesupply of chocolate mint cookies ….B )

Swag, a cybertronian gun, and chicken soup. I think we’ll be fine swag.

neil, death’s scythe and marshmallows

Laura, Artemis (gun) and potatoes with schnitzel. I think we’re good.

Ellie, crowbar, and a delicious sandwich on an onion roll. Sounds good!

@Shazzbaa, a bastard sword, and STEAK. I dunno, man, I think I’m doing pretty good here! Bring on them zombies!

I survive with Rae, have a team of Pokemon, and an unlimited supply of fiber cereal????? I think this might actually be an improvement.

Fi3rfox, portal gun (if that counts as a weapon? If not, the sword from Prince of Persia), chicken/tofu stir fry with miso soup and Genmai Cha. 
I think we’ll be okay! We don’t have direct offensive capabilities but we could cause a lot of havoc with the portal gun, especially if we get creative. =D

shazzreplies:

unclewhisky:

onceuponariley:

uupiic:

mathi-mathi:

miss-mini-meal:

swagginmun:

terokytai:

terokytai:

victran:

zombie apocalypse roll call

Sam, a sword and lucky charms

still sam, a knife, and steak.

im p good

Mini, a sword annnd a lifesupply of chocolate mint cookies ….

B )

Swag, a cybertronian gun, and chicken soup. I think we’ll be fine swag.

neil, death’s scythe and marshmallows

Laura, Artemis (gun) and potatoes with schnitzel. I think we’re good.

Ellie, crowbar, and a delicious sandwich on an onion roll. Sounds good!

@Shazzbaa, a bastard sword, and STEAK. I dunno, man, I think I’m doing pretty good here! Bring on them zombies!

I survive with Rae, have a team of Pokemon, and an unlimited supply of fiber cereal????? I think this might actually be an improvement.

Fi3rfox, portal gun (if that counts as a weapon? If not, the sword from Prince of Persia), chicken/tofu stir fry with miso soup and Genmai Cha.

I think we’ll be okay! We don’t have direct offensive capabilities but we could cause a lot of havoc with the portal gun, especially if we get creative. =D